Apr 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
on the impact. >> the faa says 6700 flights every day may be delayed. because they're just not enough eyes to watch them. the faa says the skies are a little less crowded today and frustration among passengers is higher. a gate agent tells passengers we didn't know this would happen but two months ago ray lahood warned cuts could force the faa to furlough controllers. >> congress needs to fix this. fix a very dumb law. >> congress has not fixed it and now, the faa says every controller will be laid off one day twofr weeks and flights delayed or canceled. >> boarding a plane to get back to lax. just sat on the tarmac about an hour. >> larry's flight never did make it to los angeles and some flights from los angeles were hours late last night. >> we had flights operating as late as, as early as 2:00 a.m. >> that flight supposed arrive before 11:30. mike's flight delayed six hours. >> if i'm delayed six hours and can't work what is everybody else delayed? how much have you lost? >> the long delays were mostly at lax. san francisco international airport report nod delays due to air traffic con
Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
the spokesman about that and he said it is early. he did say controllers will be furloughed each day at every f.a.a. air traffic control facility which started yesterday. there were delays at lax last night because of sequestration. the cuts were ordered out of congress. although we could not find any delays at sfo this morning, we did find opinions. >> i wish they would cerate rt than across-the-board cuts. >> all budget cuts are difficult and all managers face that but you get the budget in balance and lower the government expenses it is worth it. painful but worth it. >> air traffic controllers are not happy about there and they will lose a day of work every other week and they hope that passengers will complain enough to get this changed. officials say necessity -- they have no choice they have to cut $600 million by the end of september from the budget so they will pull people from the air traffic control towers. expect delays through the end of september an the country l is a website you can check to see how it is looking at different airports across the country and we provided a link to that
Apr 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
of the sequestration cuts ordered b congress. the f.a.a. says safety will not be compromised but there will be delays and today is the first big test as it is the first business day of the cuts. air traffic controllers hope that pressure from the public will stop the furloughs. this is going to be impactful and we agree there should be another way to accomplish this. airlines are not happy about this, either, and they say the passengers should tell the f.a.a. they don't like this and find other ways to cut. the f scheduled to last through the end of september. >> the ground staff of the german airlines have walked off the we job forcing germany's biggest carrier to cancel the majority of flights. some united passengers to germany may be booked on a different flight so check your ticket and the airline. >> oak police are searching for the down man involved in an attempted robbery in an upscale neighborhood on saturday night. the shooter tried to problem a man walking down the street but shot him and not taking anything. the victim was taken to the hospital and is stable condition. the shooter ran off.
Apr 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
an hour long. >> reporter: the faa is blaming the delays on across-the-board budget cuts which, it says, forced it on to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers and other workers and were spacing out flights in the name of safety. several hundred flights delayed, less than the agency's prediction of 6,700 daily flight delays. but transportation secretary ray lahood warns abc, we might see an airplane apocalypse yet. >> we did not take into account weather activities. these delays could get extended beyond the 60 to 90 minutes. >> reporter: late monday, i decided to investigate the delays myself. taking a round-trip from miami -- not bad. taking off about 25 minutes late. to orlando -- it looks like we're about to take off about 50 minutes late. not too bad given the circumstances. and back. now, a lot of folks back in there gripe that probably the airports that the politicians and congressmen use, washington national, probably didn't have too many delays. it did. delays up to two hours. airline analysts say if this persists through the summer, we could see ticket prices start to rise. r